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Democracy Now! Friday, January 4, 2002


Published January 4, 2002


Democracy Now! television program for Friday, January 4, 2002


Run time 59:00
Language en

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Reviewer: 1mile2go - - February 9, 2007
Subject: The Carlyle Group: The Most Powerful Company You've Never Heard of
Headlines for Friday, January 4th, 2002



Who Is Hamid Karzai? A Profile of the New Interim Leader of Afghanistan

Officials in Kabul say that Afghan fighters, backed by U.S. forces, have taken up positions around a village whereTaliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is believed to have taken refuge. There are reports that U.S. forces aremaking house-to-house searches for him.

The Carlyle Group: The Most Powerful Company You've Never Heard of

We turn now to a story about one of the most powerful companies you've never heard of. The company is called TheCarlyle Group and in the wake of the events of September 11th, its power and influence have become significantlystronger. The company operates within the so-called iron-triangle of industry, government and the military. Its listof former and current advisers and associates includes a vast array of some of the most powerful men in America andindeed around the world. It has also brought together the current Secretary of State Colin Powell, former PresidentGeorge Bush, and a man named Bakr Bin Laden-Osama bin Laden's half brother.

Michael Moore Hails George W Bush the 'Conqueror of Evildoers'

Film-maker Michael Moore recently wrote a letter to President George W Bush about his first year as President. Theletter is called "Hail George, Conqueror of Evildoers." It begins:
"Dear George:

Is the Lead Actor of the Movie Kandahar a Rising Star Or An Assassin?

A state prosecutor is accusing an actor in the movie "Kandahar" of assassinating an Iranian dissident on US soil in1980 and then fleeing to Iran.

"Afghan Journey": Fact and Fiction

The movie Kandahar ­ who's star is accused of assassinating an Iranian dissident on U.S. soil in 1980 ­ is afictional story about an Afghan-Canadian who travels to Afghanistan in search of her suicidal sister.

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